How do you learn to play guitar?
Do you beat yourself up each time you hit a wrong note?
No, you start again.
You do it better.
And pretty soon, it’s right.
And soon after that, it’s good.
And if you keep going. Maybe. Just maybe. It’ll be spectacular.
But you don’t get there by beating yourself up. You don’t get there by demanding perfection from day one.
You get there by starting. And then starting again. And continuing to push until your mind, your fingers and your soul hurt.
So how, then, do you expect to make connections?
… to produce good work?
… to build great companies?
Is it by demanding perfection from day one?
Or by making a habit of starting, then starting again, then starting again…